“Father God, thank You that we are able to see that there are both sides to everything. What is NOT both sides is what we do when in a rift. We look only at our part and realize it is only our part that we can truly address. When none is solved in this rift, help ‘our’ to about face, forgive, and move on to a ‘newer Me’ that is Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. There will ALWAYS be rifts in this life; it’s how we ‘rift’ that is only key. BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals know that there will be upswings and downswings in this life. I would go a step further if allowed, Father God, to say that Your nonhuman animals don’t have to go through all that about face, forgive, and move on to a ‘newer Me,’ for they harbor no malice or ill will or revenge or resentment toward another. That, unfortunately, is ALL Your humans go through, Father God. Help us go through ALL of that with Your Grace! ‘Peace be with you’ to BOTH us AND my tiger friends in the picture. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘Check’ Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in seeing both sides to everything and addressing only my side this daily leavened [Jesus Swings!] bread.”)

“He did me wrong!” Both sides to that decree.

“He” and “me” both had a part in the feud.

What “he” did is none relevant. What “me”

do is all relevant, both dame and dude.

“He did me wrong!” Both sides to that textbook.

“Textbook,” as in a constant blame of mine.

What did he do that was right? His “checkbook”

is that he gave me a “check” of my whine.

“There are both sides to when a rift takes place,”

says Jesus. “How YOU ‘rift’ is only key.

Talk it out and if none solved, about face

and forgive. Move on to a newer ‘Me.'”

There are both sides, both upswing and downswing.

There’s “me” and “you,” both sides to everything.

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